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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2520 on: September 17, 2021, 12:04:51 pm »
If you enjoy mental braking, sod the cost  :happy2:


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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2521 on: September 17, 2021, 09:29:13 pm »
All done.. px side was much easier, nothing stuck and I bought an impact driver to tackle the disc retaining screw. Discs swapped over, which was a complete f*ck of a job juggling jacks and ramps etc, but got it done.

Took it out for a drive and rang a local garage and got in booked it in there and then to get the front toe set. It wasn’t a million miles out but happier to know I won’t chew the front tyres. Px pads were not as bad as driver side.









Brakes are silly sharp now, initial bite is ridiculous compared to the old ones. Guys at the garage loved the car and the chap said he “nearly went through the window” when he stopped it.

Booked in for mot too on the 3/11

« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 09:36:22 pm by rich83 »

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2522 on: September 19, 2021, 01:30:49 pm »
Christ!! Those discs and pads were well used  :jumping:
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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2523 on: September 19, 2021, 06:18:42 pm »
Christ!! Those discs and pads were well used  :jumping:

Correct. I think the term is "f*cked"

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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2524 on: October 13, 2021, 04:50:17 pm »
All my rear bushes (expect the toe bush) are original and 14 years old so instead of poly bushing or replacing the OEM bushes at huge expense I decided to go down the Lemforder OEM route. All the bushes are already pressed in making it a job I can easily (providing the bolts are not seized) DIY it.

I managed to get all this lot off eBay for just under £100 which was a real bargain IMO. I just need the trailing arms and a few more bolt kits and I should have all the stuff to do the job for ~£230. Even though I do have an OEM bush, I might use a poly bush on the lower hub joint as it’s in 2 bits and wont require pressing in.








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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2525 on: October 15, 2021, 08:02:56 am »
That's a funky price!  I like Lemforder stuff and their online catalogue makes it easy to get all the part numbers to cross ref on ebay.

I will be watching this as I need to do the same to mine.  It'll be nice to have a pert rear end again.



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Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
« Reply #2526 on: October 16, 2021, 07:22:15 pm »
Indeed it will. :-)